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The Nature of Seeing and Ego from Alan Watts

Eye and the Universe from lbell1112What does it mean to see? Alan Watts, English philosopher and author of over 25 books, tries to address this cosmic question by explaining the nature of vision and light. Although vision fundamentally evokes a feeling a separateness from the universe, it’s actually the vision which connects us to the cosmos at every moment.

The ultimate beauty we want to believe is hidden underneath this reality is, in fact, this reality. We become confused about our existence when we assume an ego apart from everything. As we look harder for the definition of ourselves, we not only realize that we have no separate ego, but that everything we experience is in our minds. Everything exists in our minds.

9 responses

  1. Thanks S.P.A.C.E Program. Your selection of videos is very interesting – many thanks for keeping this up. There are many outstanding video’s of Alan Watts and they can’t be shared enough, I think what he said was a lot more important than he got credit for.

    April 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    • We’re a science and technology website, but I can’t resist thinking about the metaphysical nature of reality. Alan Watts and Ram Daas are just two of the best secular philosophers we can learn from. I should thank you too! Your perspective on existence is interesting and definitely unique. I guess physicists have a funky lens on life.

      April 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      • I hadn’t realised you are a group of people but you certainly have an interesting collection of materials. When you combine the philosophy of Alan Watts with the perspectives of modern physics, you can come up with some valuable new directions. As i’m neither a Nobel Prize physicist nor hard core philosopher, i seek my direction in the niches between them. Ultimately the answers are all the same.

        April 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  2. Reblogged this on heartflow2013 and commented:
    What does it mean to see? Alan Watts, English philosopher and author of over 25 books, tries to address this cosmic question by explaining the nature of vision and light. Although vision fundamentally evokes a feeling a separateness from the universe, it’s actually the vision which connects us to the cosmos at every moment.

    The ultimate beauty we want to believe is hidden underneath this reality is, in fact, this reality. We become confused about our existence when we assume an ego apart from everything. As we look harder for the definition of ourselves, we not only realize that we have no separate ego, but that everything we experience is in our minds. Everything exists in our minds.

    April 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

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